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The Basics of Forage Quality

Forages contain nutrients that affect individual animal production (gain per animal) while the amount of forage produced affects production per acre.

Have Your Bass Stopped Growing? What You Do Next Depends on Your Goal

How to manage a stunted largemouth bass fishery depends on whether you want trophy fish or not. Here are best practices for either situation.

How to Build a Beehive

For those thinking about becoming a beekeeper, the first step is to find a community of people on the same learning journey. The next is to build a hive — the home for bees.

How to Make Yaxin Ge’s Vegetable Egg Rolls

Yaxin Ge, Ph.D., shares her egg roll recipe, a favorite among Noble Research Institute employees for more than a decade.

Madill High School Wins 2019 Oklahoma Envirothon

The Madill High School team placed first at the Oklahoma Envirothon competition held in March at the Noble Research Institute.

Choctaw-Noble Project Explores Safety, Practicality of Drones in Rural Communities

In 2018, the Choctaw Nation partnered with the Noble Research Institute as part of a national pilot program aimed at accelerating safe unmanned aircraft systems (drones) integration into the national airspace system. The partners are focused on rural and agricultural applications of drones

How to Identify and Control Pecan Nut Casebearer

There are more than 200 insects that feed on the roots, wood, foliage and nuts of a pecan tree. Of these insects, 17 are nut feeders, with one of the most important nut-infesting insect pests being the pecan nut casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella Neunzig).

Scientists Explore Ways to Encourage Root Formation in Pecans, Legumes

Auxins, which are naturally found in plants, trigger root formation. Scientists are testing ways to improve how auxins are absorbed and used by plant cells.

Mineral Supplementation: The Benefits You May Not See

Though not always immediately evident, being intentional and consistent about keeping mineral in front of your cattle will benefit both your herd and your bottom line in the long run.

Should You Fertilize Native Grass Pastures and Hayfields?

Since there is economic risk in applying fertilizer, we generally do not recommend applying fertilizer unless there is a significant advantage to doing so. Therefore, the general recommendation of not fertilizing native grass is correct in most instances.